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Honorary Members of the IASS

Since 1963 from time to time, the IASS Executive Council has elected individuals with a distinguished record of outstanding achievement in the field of shells and/or spatial structures to Honorary Membership in the Association.  The first Honorary Memberships were awarded in 1962 to the great Italian structural engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and the renowned thin-shell concrete designer and builder Félix Candela. The recipients are listed here according to their years of election. Select the name for more information about the person.

Please note that this site is still under construction.

1962
Pier Luigi Nervi
(1891-1979) Italy
Felix Candela
(1910-1997) Spain
1971
Yoshikatsu TsuboiYoshikatsu Tsuboi
(1907-1990) Japan
1979
Anton Tedesko
(1903-1994) USA
1980
Pál Csonka
(1896-1987) Hungary
Egor P. Popov
(1913-2001) USA
1986
Nicolas EsquillanNicolas Esquillan
(1902-1989) France
Zygmunt S. Makowski
(1922-2005) UK
1987
Ulrich Finsterwalder
(1897-1988) Germany
1988
Wolfgang Zerna
(1916-2005) Germany
Kornely A. Glukhovskoy
(1912-1988) USSR
1991
Georgy K. Khaidukov
(1912-2004) Russia
Ib Mogensen
(1921-2009) Denmark
Alexander C. Scordelis
(1923-2007) USA
1992
Florencio del Pozo Frutos
(1924-1993) Spain
1993
Herman Rühle
(1924-1993) Germany
1994
Heinz Isler
(1926-2009)
Switzerland
1999
Felipe Martínez Martínez
Spain
2001
Stefan J. MedwadowskiStefan J. Medwadowski
(1924- ) USA
2004
David P. Billington
(1927-2018) USA
2005
Mircea Mihailescu
(1920-2006) Romania
2006
Tien T. Lan
(1927- ) China
2007
Mamoru KawaguchiMamoru Kawaguchi
(1932- ) Japan
2008
Porfirio Ballesteros Barocio
(1927- ) Mexico
2009
Wilfried B. Krätzig
(1932-2017) Germany
Matthys Levy
(1929- ) USA
Koryo Miura
(1930- ) Japan
2010
Kazuo Ishii
(1934- ) Japan
2011
Jörg Schlaich
(1934- ) Germany
Ludevít Végh
(1921-2016) Czech Republic
2012
Avelino Samartín
Spain
Shizhao Shen
China
Taek-Jin Kwun
Korea
2013
Jan B. Obrębski
(1943- ) Poland
2014
Rafael Astudillo Pastor
(1947- ) Spain
Narendra K. Srivastava
(1937- ) Canada
2015
Kenneth Snelson
(1927-2016) USA
2016
Shiro Kato
(1945- ) Japan
Pieter Huybers
(1935- ) The Netherlands
2017
Tibor TarnaiTibor Tarnai
(1943- ) Hungary
Brian Smith
(1937- ) United Kingdom
 2019
Görün E. Arun
Turkey
Ronald E. Shaeffer
(1939- ) USA

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